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Hawaii

Coronavirus screening at Kakaako Waterfront park.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii Department of Health announced Monday night that an Oahu adult is the first state resident to die from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The person passed away on March 20th and suffered from multiple underlying health conditions, according to DOH. The available history...
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Honolulu, HAWAII —  Hawaiian Airlines, in preparation for a 14-day government quarantine order for all Hawai‘i arrivals set to begin Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today announced it will maintain its regular flight schedule through Wednesday to allow guests to return home and to...
Waikiki beach with yellow caution tape
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus . The order applies to returning residents as well as visitors. It applies to all arrivals at Hawaii...
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Honolulu, Hawaii — More than a thousand people in Hawaii had been tested for COVID-19 by Thursday, but the vast majority of the tests were conducted by private laboratories. The Hawaii Department of Health has only conducted 40 tests based on direct physician referrals for patients who are severely...
Gov. David Ige of Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii now has seven positive cases of the new coronavirus, and Gov. David Ige announced Sunday that schools will be closed until March 30. Schools were to be on spring break this week, but it’s been extended by a week to allow school leaders to prepare social distancing plans once...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Under a new revised Heath Department (DOH travel advisory - dated yesterday - all passengers from and transiting through US states with confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases will not be required to stay in Hawai’i for 14-days before entering the territory. The new...
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — With travelers from around the world visiting Hawaii, the state is boosting efforts to sanitize airports amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “There are 58,000 people or so, on average, that come and go through (Honolulu) airport alone on any given day. That’s a lot of...
State Microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates extracting nucleic acid at the Hawaii State Laboratory
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii can test as many as 250 potential coronavirus samples per week, but strict testing requirements remain in effect, public health officials said Tuesday. As of Tuesday, only six people in Hawaii met sufficient criteria to be tested. The first three tests conducted on Friday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is “optimistic” that the government will be able to re-establish the off-island medical referral program with Hawai’i healthcare providers, following two years of successful reimbursement and services provided through New Zealand medical...
The two police officers
Honolulu, HAWAII — A gunman is being sought in Hawaii after two police officers were shot and killed near a popular tourist area. Hawaii Public Radio reports officers had responded to an assault callout in Waikiki Beach when a man opened fire. The man is also believed to have set fire to the house...

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